The Madden’s on Gull Lake team wins Best Renovation.
MNM+E’s 15th annual Best of Minnesota brought 260 meeting and event professionals to Solar Arts by Chowgirls on April 6 to honor award winners and Hall of Famers. Guests indulged in fantastic food from Chowgirls Killer Catering, themed sweets from Mintahoe Catering & Events, and beer from Indeed Brewery Company. Event Lab decked out the venue with its elegant décor, which comple - mented the industrial-chic space.
Adding to the fuzzy feelings, attendees snuggled with puppies from Secondhand Hounds who were looking for a permanent home before hitting the red carpet (sponsored by Canterbury Park Catering and Events) and stepping into Time into Pixels’ photo booth.
Gift bag sponsors, Mall of America and Bloomington CVB, made sure no one left the event empty handed. Valet service, sponsored by Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, was provided by Uptown Valet.
The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.